Arno Tausch

Visiting Professor of Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa

Arno Tausch was born on February 11, 1951 in Salzburg, Austria. He is currently (nominated per May 1, 2022) Visiting Professor of Political Studies and Governance, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa (as of May 1, 2022) and was Honorary Associate Professor of Economics, Corvinus University, Budapest, Hungary (since Fall Semester 2010). He is also Adjunct Professor (Universitaetsdozent) of Political Science at Innsbruck University, Department of Political Science, Innsbruck University, Austria (since 1988).

He entered the Austrian Civil Service on January 1, 1992, and retired from active service on February 29, 2016. He served as an Austrian diplomat abroad and was Attaché, and later Counselor for Labor and Migration at the Austrian Embassy in Warsaw, 1992-1999. In that capacity, he was deeply involved in the democratic transformation of Poland and in the assessment of all major social and migration policy aspects of the Polish accession to the European Union with Polish partner institutions. He also closely worked with his fellow labor and migration attaches from other Western countries in Warsaw, in particular the representatives of the Delegation of the European Commission and the Embassies of France, Germany, the United States of America, and the United Nations Development Programme and the UNHCR in Warsaw.

In his multiple academic assignments, stretching over a time span of four decades, he was first Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Innsbruck University; Associate Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1990, and Guest Researcher, International Institute for Comparative Social Research, Science Center, West Berlin, upon invitation by the late Karl Wolfgang Deutsch, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University (1981). Since 1978, he taught numerous regular courses in political science, economics and sociology at Universities in Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and in the United States.

He authored or co-authored books and articles for major international publishers and journals, among them 25 books in English, 2 books in French, 8 books in German, and currently 115 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 31 articles in collective volumes and also numerous press articles in the media of several countries. In all, his works were published or re-published in 33 countries around the globe: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Iran, Irish Republic, Israel, Iraq, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States of America. His publications also include a number of essays for leading economic and foreign policy global think tanks.

His publications feature(d) as recommended materials for courses at major Universities and centers of higher learning around the world, including the School of International Service, American University, Washington D.C.; and Harvard University, and were referred to in publications by the European Trade Union Institute, the IMF, the OECD, the World Bank, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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